| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Floridians' confidence in the economy hit another post-recession high this month as gasoline prices and the state's unemployment rate continue to fall, according to a University of Florida consumer survey released Tuesday.
The consumer sentiment index...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Amid signs the economic recovery is finally kicking into high gear, consumers grew slightly more confident this month, according to one key measure.
Fewer U.S. consumers saw business conditions as bad in December, while more reported that jobs were...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Stocks swung from gains to losses and almost back again on Tuesday.
The U.S. market opened the day higher, getting a boost from encouraging news on hiring and small business confidence. The market then swooned in the afternoon as oil closed lower. The...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows.
Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Voters in Hinsdale High School District 86 may face questions on campaign ethics, employee benefits and tax rates on the April 7 ballot.
Board members spoke Dec. 1 about the possibilities of a binding referendum seeking a tax-rate increase along with...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Extensive discussion over whether to assess the maximum allowable 2014 tax levy is likely when the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 Board meets Dec. 8 to approve its next levy.
The board stayed away from the maximum allowable levy a...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The tax levy approved Dec. 8 by the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 School Board allows for the district to avoid facing a deficit in 2015-16 and is expected to add $72 to the property tax bill for a home in DuPage County valued at $900,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes.
Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The upward trend in travel seen this year is expected to continue through the end-of-year holiday season, with nearly 100 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
"This year more...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday...